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Featured Maker 

Sophie Jauncey

We asked Sophie Jauncey some questions about her working practise..

Sophie explained to us:-

I learnt about the stories that objects have to tell from my grandfather, Charles Ede. The founder of the Folio Society, he later went on to deal in antiquities, including Roman earrings. I have a pair. Each time I put them on I wonder about the woman who first wore them, 2000 years ago.

Today all my pieces have their own tales. I make them from bone toothpicks, old wedding rings, the silver backs of Victorian hairbrushes, mother-of-pearl counters. Then I use gemstones and beads from around the world to give them a contemporary edge.

I love the moment when I put the antique and the modern together on my workbench and an entirely new story emerges - but one that still echoes the past.

Where do you work?

I work from an airy studio in an ancient valley in mid-Wales.

Best time to work?

Once I have dropped my daughter off at school in our village and walked the dog, I make coffee and head straight up to the studio to work til about 3pm.


How did you get into it?

I was taught by a wonderful man who lives in a van on the very edge of society and he learnt his skills whilst travelling in India and Mexico in the 60's and 70's.


What inspires you?

I am inspired by the materials I collect- the bone, silver, stones etc.

Places you would like to visit

I would like to visit India and watch the craftsmen and women at work with silver and gold.

Top tips for makers everywhere..

My top tip would be to stay true to yourself and trust your instincts. Therein lies integrity.

                            

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